Village Capital

We’re reinventing the system to back the entrepreneurs of the future.

 

“If not now, when? If not me, who?”

No business founder or leader ever has all the answers. But together, a group of entrepreneurs probably has among them the right perspective and experience to support peers as they work to scale their ventures and their impact.

At Village Capital, we create the space for entrepreneurs to work together across the boundaries of their organizations, to help lift one another’s performance. By bringing entrepreneurs from similar communities together — whether the same city, or the same sector — we establish cohorts with shared experience and peer-driven mentorship. We then give authority over capital investments to entrepreneurs themselves, empowering them to make sound decisions about which among them is most likely to succeed.

VilCap, Inc., our 501c3 non-profit, operates business development programs for early-stage entrepreneurs in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion, and health. VilCap Investments, our affiliated, for-profit investment fund, invests in the two top-ranked graduates from each program.

Our unique model won McKinsey/Harvard Business Review’s prestigious M-Prize for innovation in 2013. Over the past 5 years, program graduates have reached 6 million customers, created over 7,000 jobs, and raised more than $110 million in follow-on capital. To date, 96% of its alumni would recommend Village Capital’s programs to other entrepreneurs, and 93% of its portfolio companies are still in business. 

Descripción general

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Ubicación Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Países
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectores
Agribusiness, Software informático, EdTech, Education, Fintech, Healthcare, HealthTech, ICT, Mobile, Agua, saneamiento e higiene

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Nombre País Sector (es)
Ared
Distributed Cloud infrastructure
Ruanda Tecnología limpia, Soluciones en la nube, Solucion…
Social Lender
Microcredit based on social reputation
Nigeria Servicios financieros
Numida Technologies Inc.
We grow African small businesses with fair & convenient digital financial services
Uganda Servicios financieros, Móvil
Youverify
Empowering Africans with their Identity
Nigeria Software informático, Servicios financieros
Patasente Inc
A digital procurement, payments and factoring platform.
Uganda Servicios financieros

Artículos

Local and Expat Founder Funding Africa

Bridging the gap between local and expat founder funding

Over the years, the inflow of startup funding capital in Africa has been rapidly growing, as investors have started paying more attention to investment opportunities in Africa. African economies have shown great potential for growth, and this has made African startups a key portfolio ingredient for investors looking for investment opportunities. In addition to the… leer más

Actualizaciones

  • Profile picture of Antoine NIRAGIRA
    Antoine NIRAGIRA publicó una actualización en la Investment Fund página Village Capital.

    welcom,excellent mission for africa startups at early stage

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